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Definition of Upper leg

Upper leg: More properly called the thigh, the upper leg is the area between the knee and the hip. It has only one bone, the femur, which spans the distance from the hip to the knee.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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